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Taking a stand: BJP lawmaker clambers up on a bench in Delhi Assembly

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 June 2016, 17:06 IST

In a bizarre turn of events, BJP lawmaker Vijendra Gupta stood on his bench in the Delhi Assembly, to oppose the Speaker's decision of not allowing him to speak. So he clambered on to the bench and started shouting, leaving every body in the House astonished.

NDTV quoted the speaker Ram Nivas, as saying, "What a shame. I do not remember another time that a member stood on his bench this way.You hijack all the time of the House."

According to a report in a daily, Gupta continued protesting even as the Speaker tried to make his point.

The Speaker finally convinced the lawmaker to sit, by reminding him that he was the leader of the Opposition. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was present in the House at this time and lashed out at Vijendra Gupta for disrespecting the Assembly.

He also threatened Gupta with expose a scam in which his wife is involved, India.com reported.

In November 2015, Gupta was marshalled out of the House amid uproar over his party colleague OP Sharma's alleged derogatory remarks against AAP legislator Alka Lamba.

First published: 10 June 2016, 17:06 IST
 
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